As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, you can now apply for library cards online. There are two types of cards. An eCard gives you access to our online, digital resources like ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspaper, learning tutorials and other online-only services.

A full membership library card provides access both toour  online resources, as well as to the borrowing of physical materials from any of our branches.

If you already have a full membership library card, you do not need an eCard. Click Borrowing & Holds to learn how to order materials.

Click Getting an Library Card to register for a new card.


Complete and submit the Registration Form below.

A valid email address or telephone number as well as your birthday is required to apply for either an eCard or full membership card.

Once received, we will review your request, generate an account number, and return the details to you via the email address you provide. Arrangements can be made to pick up your full membership card in person. If you have asked only for an eCard but later decide to convert this to full membership, you will need to contact the library to have borrowing privileges added to your eCard. Call the library at 604-527-4660 or email

Once you have your library card, refer to Borrowing & Holds for information on how to borrow materials.

Note that anyone in the Lower Mainland can get a New Westminster Public Library card but you must be a resident of New Westminster if you wish to use our online resources.

Library Card Registration Form

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    (Date of birth information serves to verify whether an Adult or Child card will be created)


Anyone, regardless of age, living in the Lower Mainland can get a New Westminster Public Library card.

Children aged 0-12 may have their own cards, but they must be signed by a parent or guardian. Children age 13 and over will be given Adult card and be required to sign their own applications.

To borrow materials, you must show proof of name and address. You may provide:

  • A current BC driver’s license, BC Services Card, or BC ID
  • A current letter or bill (e.g. BC Hydro) addressed to you, a bank statement, or personal cheque
  • Passport, birth certificate, social insurance card, citizenship card, or PR card as well as documentation showing your address

Any other questions? Please contact us by email at or phone 604-527-4666 M-F, 9-5pm.